terça-feira, 30 de junho de 2015


I still can’t believe I actually went to Paris in April to meet some amazing sewing bloggers I only knew before through their blogs or emails. It was the most incredible weekend and I already miss all the chatting about sewing, fabric, patterns and blogging....

But that’s not all! We also had the support of many wonderful sponsors how were kind enough to give us the most amazing pack of sewing supplies: from fabric to thread, from patterns to books and magazines, from pins (great pins from Snaply!) to zippers. I was truly amazed with their generosity and the quality of the products we got.

 So today I am sharing an outfit for Teresa I made (almost) exclusively with my Paris Sew Social goodies... These are the kind of clothes she likes to wear now and though she was not in the mood for photos she really did like her new tee and shorts and has been wearing them non stop.

PATTERN: Dear Prudence by Sew Pony and City Gym Sorts by The Purl Bee.

Dear Prudence is the newest pattern by Sew Pony and it is actually a pattern for a woven dress. Since I had already made the dress for next month’s pattern tour and I though the design would be great for a tee (and actually Teresa was in need of new tees), I modified slightly the bodice pattern and turned it into a tee. I must admit am kind of obsessed with the design of the collar. I love every single detail in it: the fact that it is an open collar, the piping, the little buttons… Love it!

The City Gym Shorts is a free pattern from the NY shop Purl Soho. Not only it is a free pattern but it is also a great pattern! And it comes in children and women sizes. Perfect for matching mother and daughter outfits, if you are into it! These shorts are a must have for summer time. The fitting is great and the design is simple but cool. I must admit I have changed slightly the shorts construction because I didn’t have enough bias tape… But I think the overall result is still pretty nice and I am sure I will make many more City Gym Shorts in the near future. Actually I have already made a couple more using a wonderful cotton chambray from Merchant and Mills and some Liberty bias tape. There is a sneak peek on those shorts on my Instagram. Check it out!

FABRIC: Solid dark blue organic cotton knit from Lillestoff and plaid woven cotton from MonDepot.
These too fabrics are such good quality! And I think they go together so nicely… The dark blue knit from Lilletsoff has the perfect weight for tees and, since it has a little bit of spandex, it is super stretchy and comfortable. Plus it is organic. Great fabric!
The plaid fabric from MonDepot is super soft and it was a pleasure to work with. I was kind of scared about making bias tape and piping with it but the fabric was so easy to sew… I really like the contrasting bias plaid on the shorts and I am so proud of the plaid piping and buttons on the tee. I think Teresa will not wear this two pieces of clothing together very often as they are kind of too matchy-matchy for her taste but I am sure she will wear them separately all the time as she thinks the plaid is really cool.

So, are you ready for the giveaway now? Well, I’ve got a pattern from Sew Pony to give in the rafflecopter below.

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But that’s not all… Actually all sewing bloggers that went to Paris have a different pattern from one of our sponsors to give on their blogs. Here they are! Do check them out!



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15 comentários:

  1. O top ficou giríssimo, gosto muito da combinação de cores. Os calções são giros, práticos e super versáteis - também já fiz uns para a Maria ��

  2. Very cute and pretty outfit! I really love the fabric of the shorts :)

  3. Adoro esses calções e o top ficou mesmo giro! Estive na semana passada na Purl Soho e vi esses calções e claro que imprimi logo o molde para fazer uns para a Teresinha! ;-)

  4. I love reading your posts! What a great outfit! I can't wait to sew up a dear prudence dress! I just got the fabric for mine a couple of days ago. Your sewing here is impeccable. Of course it always is.

  5. That plait is to die for!! the outfit is beautiful and very chic.

  6. Ficou tão giro!! Adoro a combinação de tecidos e os detalhes da gola ;-)

  7. Great little outfit. So neatly done. The shorts look great in that fabric. Good idea to make the top in knit. It looks fab.

  8. O conjunto ficou super giro (gosto imenso de ver o Prudence em versão blusa. A gola é deliciosa!).
    I'm a bit partial on plaid - perfect for almost everything (and absolutely adorable on your girl) ;)

  9. Love the hole outfit! And I told this before, but those city gym shorts are addicting! ;)

  10. I love it as a tee. And the shorts are so cute. Love the checked binding too:)

  11. I am just so in love with your work! The combination, the print, the pureness

  12. Beautiful outfit!
    I can relate about moody girls in front the camera : )

  13. Hi marta, this is a fantastic remix of the Dear Prudence. I would not have thought of sewing this in knit or as a top - love it :)

  14. The outfit is gorgeous! Love your version of the Dear Prudence. It looks fab as a tee. Yes, that collar is super 😊 the shorts look great, and whatever changes you had to make definitely worked.

  15. Oh my! That whole outfit is gorgeous. I love that you used the Mon Depot fabric and made something that pretty from it!!!